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Consultant Psychiatrist - CAMHS, Barrow-in-Furness

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Barrow in Furness
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Consultant Psychiatrist - CAMHS, Barrow-in-Furness (10PA)*RRP PAYABLE*This post will attract a Recruitment & Retention Premia for 3 years as follows:

o Year 1 - 20% of basic salary, to be spread equally over the first 12 months of employmento Year 2 - 15% of basic salary, to be spread equally over the second 12 months of employmento Year 3 - 10% of basic salary, to be spread equally over the third 12 months of employment

We are excited to launch the recruitment of this new, substantive Consultant Psychiatrist role at The Alfred Barrow Health Centre in Barrow-in-Furness. You will be a Consultant Psychiatrist in Children and Young People's Mental Health and will become a leading member of the team.In addition, we would also like to offer the successful applicant a place on our 'Safety and Improvement Fellowship' programme. In LSCft, we have worked in collaboration with Lancaster University and Matthew Syed Consulting to create a development programme that will build upon the skills and experience you have developed so far in the improvement and enable you to take it to a much deeper level. The cost of this programme will be funded by the Trust.

The postholder will also be expected to participate on the Consultant On Call rota for which additional remuneration is payable.

Main duties of the job

Your role as Consultant Psychiatrist will have the following important clinical responsibilities:
  • Assessment and management of patients referred for Psychiatry in-put from the internal MDT
  • Urgent assessment and management of young people presenting to A& E / ward
  • ADHD case load with supervision of Nurse Prescriber
  • Supporting the MDT with risk management
  • Liaising with Paediatrics / Primary care where appropriate
  • Out-of-Hours Cover for the in-patient unit and 136 suite.

The role will involve assessment, diagnosis and treatment, ensuring that physical health is considered alongside psychological and social issues.

Applicants should hold full GMC registration and be included on the Specialist register of the GMC or they should be eligible for entry to the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date.

It is a requirement that applicants are Section 12 Approved at the time of commencing employment and have or are eligible to have Approved Clinician Status. Remuneration will be as set out in the terms of the New Consultant Contract according to previous experience.

About us

As a key player in the field, we boast the new development of a specialised Neurodevelopment pathway and employ the Thrive modelling and transformation approach.

The role includes the following benefits:
  • At least 2.5 SPAs as standard for a full time post (we would be flexible in looking at enhancements to support other activities that support the wider ambitions of the Trust).
  • Excellent peer support group
  • Study leave budget of �3000 over 3 years or up to �5000 over 3 years for newly qualified Consultants
  • A funded place on our 'Safety and Improvement Fellowship Programme' developed in collaboration with Lancaster University and Matthew Syed Consulting.
  • Opportunities to be a clinical supervisor
  • Relocation package available.

At our Trust, we're really keen to develop our Consultant workforce and nurture their areas of interest in a flexible way where possible. Come and have a chat with us about what your special interest or development area and build a suitable job plan with us. We also have an extremely active Medical Education department and support our Consultants in becoming Clinical & Educational Supervisors and nurturing their interests in this area. There are also opportunities to have a role in Digital Leadership if this is a passion for any of our Consultants.

Check out our twitter accounts for examples of some exciting things we are working on via @LSCFTMedics and @LSCFTMedEd

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details about this post.

The Job Description was approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists on 26 January 2024.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration and Licence to Practise
  • On GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months
  • Section 12 approved or within 3 months
  • AC status or within 3 months



  • Knowledge, skills and experience appropriate to this post

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Alfred Barrow Health Centre

Duke Street

Barrow in Furness

LA14 2LB

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